Maybe a Hernia?
For a while I’ve noticed this pain that’s sort of to the right of the pubic bone but not quite to the hip. It mostly seems to pinch in that area. But I also sometimes feel it in the right labia or right leg. It gets worse with zumba and weights. I also feel it while coughing. A few weeks ago when I was throwing up the pain in that area was worse than the actual vomiting itself!!! I also get hints of the same pain on the exact region but only to the left-only to a much, much lesser degree.
Now I have also lost and maintained around 55lbs over the past couple of years and the doctor wants me to lose 40lbs more to make sure my prediabetic condition stays in remission. I went down from a size 24 to a size 16. I notice that in the area above the vulva but below the hanging flab I have from both excess weight and excess skin from the weight loss, that there seems to be a little more flesh on the right than the left. It’s not an obvious bulge, and is pretty minor compared to hernias shown in pictures or that an old boyfriend of mine once had. But no matter how I look at the angle that right crease between the vulva and the excess skin sagging from my stomach, is clearly more prominent than the left side.
Also I notice more pain now that I’ve lost weight. That might be because my knees have gotten better and I”m working out more to keep that weight off. I used to not work out much because of my knees and because I was so fat. Now I do zumba and aerobics with light weights involved several times a week. And I ride my bike a lot. Sometimes these activities cause a lot of pain but it varies. Most of the time it’s noticeable pain but not terrible.
As for the part where the right side seems more prominent than the left? I’m not sure how long that’s been the case. Because for quite some times I really avoided looking at myself unclad in the mirror. And furthermore that area was pretty obscured by blubber anyway. So as for the onset of symptoms? I’m not sure.
Also there’s another possible issue. I understand that you advocate MRIs. The thing is that I’m VERY, VERY interested in getting a VBLOC-the new pacemaker like device which intermittently blocks the vagus nerve and is now the safest bariatric option in the US. It has about half the weight loss benefit on average is a lap-band and was approved by the FDA in January. It’s the one where the pacemaker can goes on your ribs and the electrodes attach to the vagus nerves where the stomach meets the esophagus.
I know that at least currently MRIs are contraindicated with a VBLOC-like many pacemakers. Should I be concerned about getting this diagnosed before getting my VBLOC put in? If this is a hernia would it make sense to get it taken care of and get the VBLOC in one operation? I’m asking because I’m eager to get a VBLOC soon. While the pelvic pain bugs me, if I don’t lose more weight my doctor thinks the remission I’ve achieved with a prediabetic condition may or may not “hold”. But at the same time if the pelvic pain gets any worse my ability to exercise could be compromised.
See the issue? It’s like I do feel a need to both get the VBLOC in AND make sure this pain doesn’t get any worse and fairly quickly!!!!
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